US destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives in Subic for repairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) shown here near Aomori, Japan during a regular scheduled
port visit. RELEASED PHOTO

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is currently in Subic Bay to conduct some minor repairs.

The brief port call highlights the strong community and military connections between the Philippines and the United States, according to a release by the US Embassy.

The United States and Philippines continue to build upon their 70-year history of partnership through defense cooperation, port visits, and military training activities, it said.

The American and Philippine militaries have worked together on areas of mutual interest including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and maritime security, it also said.

USS Fitzgerald is forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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